Archive for the ‘Meme’ Category

Meme’s Tea Cookies

August 6, 2009

Meme would let her granddaughters  (the four Keehn girls plus Cornelia) do the thumb-punching.

½ c. butter, softened

½ c. powdered sugar

1 egg, separated

¼ c. orange marmalade

1 c. unsifted flour

1 c. chopped walnuts

Additional marmalade or raspberry jam

Cream butter and sugar.  Beat in egg yolk.  Add flour.  Beat at low speed until smooth. Cover and chill dough.

Beat egg white with folk in a small bowl.  With floured hands shape dough into  ¾” balls.  Dip each dough ball into beaten egg white, then into chopped nuts.  Place 2” apart on ungreased cookie sheet.  Flatten with glass bottom to ¼” thickness.   Indent center of each with thumb.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Cook on rack.   When cool, fill in each cookie center with marmalade or jam.


Argyle Cookies

August 6, 2009

These were elegant cookies from Argyle Hotel in San Antonio.  Meme served them to Bridge Club friends at the Hacienda.  Mama Kay loved them.

1 lb. butter

1 c. sugar

Zest of lemon and juice of ½ lemon

6 c. flour, sifted with ½ t. baking powder

2 eggs

Toasted sliced almonds

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time.  Add lemon juice and zest.

Add flour mix.  Shape dough into a roll.  Cover in waxed paper or Saran wrap and chill overnight.  To bake:  Slice thin. Dip egg white and sprinkle on top with sugar and toasted chopped almonds.  Bake at 325 degrees until lightly browned.

Meme’s Sand Tarts

August 6, 2009

These were always on the Christmas cookie tray.  They are Tia Kathy’s favorites.

2 sticks butter

6 T. powdered sugar  (1/4 c. + 2 T.)

1 ¼ c. chopped pecans

1 T. water

1 ½ t. vanilla

1 ½ c. sifted flour

Cream sugar, butter, water and vanilla.  Add flour, then pecans.

Form into crescent shape.  Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees in middle top of oven.  Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until lightly browned on top.  (Guard against over-browning on bottom).

Remove from cookie sheet and roll each baked cookie in powdered sugar to coat.

Meme’s Carrot Cake

December 28, 2008